Two Stage Rotary Latch Wins OEM Off-Highway’s ‘Top Products of 2014’

R4-10-Top-Product-2015Southco’s new R4-10 Two Stage Rotary Latch has earned the number one spot in OEM Off-Highway magazine’s Top 10 New Products of 2014 contest. Winners of the Top 10 New Products of 2014 are the 10 most-viewed products listed on its online buyer’s guide, the Component Directory, which features over 4,500 products and services from 1,400 companies around the world.

OEM Off-Highway magazine is an industry-leading publication dedicated to heavy-duty on- and off-road equipment manufacturing. In recognition of the award, the R4-10 Two Stage will be prominently featured in the magazine’s November/December 2014 print issue of OEM Off-Highway magazine, as well as the globally-distributed digital version of the publication and on its website,

The R4-10 Two-Stage Rotary Latch allows for increased operator safety by eliminating false latching conditions in enclosure applications. The compact design of the R4-10 Two-Stage Rotary Latch occupies minimal space within the enclosure, providing concealed latching and increased security.

Southco’s R4 Rotary Latch product class provides a clean exterior surface free of pry points and push-to-close convenience for doors and panels. Available in corrosion-resistant steel and stainless steel, these latches are suitable for demanding environments and can be used in a broad range of applications across industries.

Southco participated in the Top Products content in 2013, with the R4-EM Outdoor Electronic Rotary Latch earning eighth place in the Top 10, and continues to build on it’s strong engineering resources by launching new products to meet the design needs of the company’s global customer base.

“We are ecstatic that the R4-EM Two-Stage has been acknowledged by OEM Off-Highway readers as a the number one solution for rotary latching,” said James Stroud, Global Product Manager. When combined with Southco’s line of mechanical and electronic actuators and cables, the R4 Rotary Latches provide a complete system for remote access in rugged environments, making it a key product for Off-Highway applications.”

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